Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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The poetry of the mid- and late-eighteenth century has long been regarded as primarily private and apolitical; in this wide-ranging study Dustin Griffin argues that in fact the poets of the period were addressing the great issues of national life--rebellion at home, imperial wars abroad, an expanding commercial empire, an emerging new British national identity. Taking up the topic of patriotic verse, Griffin shows that poets such as Thomas Gray, Christopher Smart, Oliver Goldsmith, and William Cowper were engaged in the century-long debate about the nature of true patriotism.In Patriotism! A Farce (1764) Pitt appears as aquot;Slybootsaquot; to explain his strategy to a political supporter: aquot;My resignation was a master-stroke of policy: and if my schemes do not miscarry, ... As the oft-cited examples of Pulteney and Pitt seemed to show, even the patriot had his price ... 36 An Essay on Patriotism, in the Style andanbsp;...


Title:Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Author: Dustin Griffin
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-11-17
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